Suspected paradoxical nerve root signature in a dog with right-sided intervertebral lumbar disk extrusion: a case report

Forterre, Franck; Gorgas, Daniela; Jaggy, André; Raith, Karina (2010). Suspected paradoxical nerve root signature in a dog with right-sided intervertebral lumbar disk extrusion: a case report. Wiener tierärztliche Monatsschrift, 97(7-8), pp. 181-84. Wien: Österreichische Gesellschaft der Tierärzte ÖGT

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A 7 year old male mongrel dog was presented with a 3 weeks history of gait disturbance in the pelvic limbs more pronounced on the left side associated with pain in the lumbar spine. At presentation neurologic deficits consisted of mild bilateral proprioceptive deficits and nerve root signature in the left pelvic limb. A large intervertebral disc herniation L3-L4 located in a right ventrolateral area of the spinal canal was diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging. The herniated disc was removed through right hemilaminectomy and fenestration. The dog recovered quickly and returned to the owners 4 days after surgery with a slight lameness in the left pelvic limb. On the follow-up examination 2 months later the dog showed normal gait and normal neurological examination. Nerve root signature is not always indicative for the side of the lesion in case of lateralized intervertebral disc herniation

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Clinical Radiology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Clinical Neurology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic > Small Animal Clinic, Surgery
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Small Animal Clinic

UniBE Contributor:

Forterre, Franck; Schweizer, Daniela Esther; Jaggy, André and Raith, Karina

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0043-535X

Publisher:

Österreichische Gesellschaft der Tierärzte ÖGT

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:33

Last Modified:

01 Nov 2017 12:37

Web of Science ID:

000283187000003

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.12801

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/12801 (FactScience: 219273)

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